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Nexplanon is a hormone releasing birth control implant that helps to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. It is a flexible plastic rod that is around the size of a matchstick, and it is inserted just under the skin of the inner side of the upper arm. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
When the Nexplanon implant is inserted correctly the chances of getting pregnant are very very low, around 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use the device. However, there are some questions about how effective Nexplanon is in women who are overweight, because not many studies including overweight women have been done. It is very unlikely that a woman will get pregnant while having the Nexplanon implant inserted, but it is technically possible. And getting pregnant after Nexplanon may cause difficulties, as the implant can delay the return of ovulation.
Women should keep in mind that the side effects of the Nexplanon implant sometimes can mimic the symptoms of pregnancy. This is especially true right after the implant is inserted, since women are not usually used to the hormones at that time, and this can cause strange symptoms. For the most part, the Nexplanon implant is incredibly effective at preventing pregnancy and some doctors say when inserted properly, it is just as effective as sterilization.